Renowned radio and television host Roshan Abbas has joined digital marketing and creative agency, The Glitch as investor partner. Abbas who is the founder and managing director of Encompass, a leading activation and events company, will continue to hold his designation at the company. At The Glitch, Abbas will overlook the entire life cycle of content for the web and will look after production and delivery of quality online branded content.
Commenting on his new assignment, Abbas tells afaqs!, "In Glitch, I see an extremely capable digital content agency, which is poised to make its mark in social media and content. The web is a whole new ecosystem and digital natives like the ones who populate The Glitch are its true pioneers. The Glitch team understands content and audiences, and that is a shared skill with me as well."
Abbas has close to two decades of industry experience, with domain expertise in radio, TV, theatre, events and BTL.
Confirming the news to afaqs!, Rohit Raj, co-founder and creative head, The Glitch, says, "Ever since we started The Glitch in 2009, we have relied on word of mouth to grow our business. We have grown our client base to 40 purely through word of mouth. As we move from a start-up phase to a growing phase, having somebody like Roshan Abbas on board will help us get that foot in the door to a larger playing field. He brings with him the expertise and knowledge of having grown Encompass from a start-up to where it stands today, and this expertise will help guide us take Glitch to much larger levels."
The Glitch was founded in 2009 by Raj and Varun Duggirala, after a three year stint in television, where they worked on branding and content. It started as a content providing and youth marketing agency for new media. The agency currently boasts of a client base ranging from Hindustan Unilever, Reliance and Diesel to TV channels like Channel V, UTV and Disney. It caters to more than 30 Indian and international brands across various platforms such as the internet, television, radio and mobile. The agency recently won an award for the Best Viral Campaign of the Year at WAT Awards for its London Fakir project for Viacom18.